mifasooo

18 Mar

I don’t think it even needs to be pointed out what is wrong with this persons items. It all started with me searching for a handmade iphone case.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mifasooo

But check out the air fresheners (listed in accessories for goodness sakes), and the headphones! I have reported them several times, yet now they have had two sales. There is no proof needed that this is resale, you can just look at the items in the packages (even the 2 items that did sell where shrink wrapped), how obvious is that!

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23 Responses to “mifasooo”

  1. Froufroubijou March 18, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    For the love of all things. What does the word HANDMADE mean to them?????

  2. Froufroubijou March 18, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    btw they are from ebay:

    “Buyer(s) are requested to complete the payment within 5 days after the auction ended / purchased of this item. We accept PayPal only – winning bidders / buyers need to use credit cards via PayPal”

  3. Life During Wartime March 18, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    I am sure HeyMichelle will engage in a lengthy email exchange with this seller to verify that these items are handmade by her, or in a small factory run overseas by her small number of employees. Another shop that has been flagged repeatedly but is really okay…ROFLMAOPIMP…and Etsy is working on a way to explain these things to the community.

  4. laura March 18, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Their items are gone. I have to say that I think HeyMichelle is on the ball!

  5. Life During Wartime March 18, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    Yes, the items are gone but the shop is still there. Just like smileau, the Chinese faux vintage sneaker seller. The shop owner may have found the 2 callout blogs on Google mentioning their shop and deleted their own items. Or someone may have convoed them about the call outs. The seller may honestly not have known that Etsy was different from Ebay.

    I admit it is possible Etsy did the right thing here, but that is just one explanation.

  6. MadeByM**** March 18, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    The shop is empty now!!!

  7. Life During Wartime March 18, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Yup.

    So is http://www.etsy.com/shop/broochking

    The items are gone, but the shop is still there. And the announcement, profile, and policies have all been rewritten. Any mention of having their brooch repros made in Asia exclusively for them has been removed. Now it sorta says they make their own stuff.

    I will be watching these shops to see if they reopen after a little coaching from Etsy.

  8. MadeByM**** March 18, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    I have to vent…………..

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42992195&ref=fp_feat_13

    This is the featured seller on the FP right now……..zoom in on the photos of this particular item……..gawd, she can’t even wipe of the smeared glue all over it! I use glue, too, but I try my hardest to remove what I can before I try to sell it!

  9. Sandra_AndNotTheCrazyRantingOne March 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Have you all seen this forum thread?
    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6468469

  10. CMOM March 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    modball?? WTF?? this ranks right up there with the “bling pacifier”. Dumb. So dumb that you have to pronounce the “b”. And yes, the glue job is really tacky.

  11. WTFISAPDF March 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Sandra_AndNotTheCrazyRantingOne Says:
    March 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Have you all seen this forum thread?
    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6468469
    ————————-

    Figures it was started by the attention whore

  12. Holly March 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    Thank god they finally god rid of mifasoooo!!!!!!! woo hoo I have been reporting them every single freaking day since before HeyMichelle took this crap on. WTF does it take to get rid of such an obvious person like that!!!!!

  13. etsycallout March 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    they can delete their items but they can’t delete the plastic wrapped photos in the “sold” section

  14. 'Elle March 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/broochking

    Full shop back open, with descriptions all changed to make them sound vintage. Thanks, etsy!

  15. Sara March 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Elle, I would email community@etsy.com and put Rereseller in the subject line with this info. HeyMichelle said they were taking care of shops like that, that open back up with new descriptions, etc.

  16. detroit March 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    But, but, you guys! At BroochKing….’some are vintage, some are ANTIQUES’! Even better! Some can be used for your arts and crafts (aka ‘supplies’).

    You all are just haters!

  17. detroit March 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    And, okay. Here’s what I’m thinking…. If you actually live in, and are shipping from Asia (as a reseller), and you get $12 for your items…that’s pretty good when it’s translated into local currency.

    Totally worth all the hours of making the listings. Even if you only sell one or two things before you get shut down.

    But the cheap resellers selling from the US? Who constantly play a game of cat and mouse with Etsy… Is it really worth all the effort? To make a few USD?

    It’d be easier to have some shitty under-the-table job at a restaurant, or something. Than reselling import shit on Etsy, and getting shut down all the time. Even a few hundred sales….with wholesale costs, packaging and labor…can it be worth the effort???

    I dunno. Guess I’m being naive. It must be worth their time somehow…

  18. peaceloveandprofits March 19, 2010 at 2:06 am #

    Well Detroit, I’m sure they’re regulars at their local flea markets and they most likely partake in every non-juried craft show possible in their area, therefore making their business very lucrative.

  19. Life During Wartime March 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    Detroit, the old shop boilerplate in broochking’s shop stated that the items were manufactured for them in Asia. I just checked the shop from ‘Elle’s link (and thanks for the heads-up!) Broochking is listing their factory made faux vintage in the handmade jewelry category, as before! Broochking’s prices are so low because they are the manufacturers, and they are selling semi-wholesale on Etsy. I am sure that they sell in bulk to resellers at an even lower price per piece — broochking isn’t a reseller exactly, they are a mass manufacturer based on their Profile.

    If the Asian factory that makes the brooches for broochking is incorporating any original manufacturer’s marks in the copies, that is big time fraud. The shop owner mentions her huge collection (many marked) but not how their fakes are marked, if at all.

    Maybe I am reading something into the shop announcement and profile that isn’t there, but it seems to me broochking is saying they are making duplicates of old items. I believe the ceramics shops on Etsy that pour new stuff into vintage molds mark their pieces in some way to indicate they are made by them, and not true vintage pieces. Which is okay by me. Is Broochking marking their jewelry with some ID of their own and/or a date?

    Etsy really stepped in a steaming pile here if they actually reviewed this shop and said ‘you belong on Etsy’. Personally I don’t trust the Etsy staff to know that hosting shops that manufacture items to pass as fake vintage or antiques is bad for ‘marketplace integrity’.

  20. Life During Wartime March 19, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Broochking’s older shop, Smilebox, has reopened as well.

    But I think the description in this listing tells the story for anyone who doesn’t understand their prices:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38378873

    Listed in the (handmade) Jewelry category and tagged ‘handmade’. Uh huh, for sale on Etsy by the company that buys “THE WHOLE PRODUCTION OF THE FACTORY”.

    I know this seller’s two shops have been massively flagged because they are on the bad list at the other call out blog.

  21. detroit March 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Oh, LORD!

  22. detroit March 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    I’m not sure who’s worse. Etsy. Or the yahoos who buy this obvious factory crap. Do you really need to order this shite off Etsy? You can just go down to Walmart, and it’ll be in your hot lil hands today. No shipping charges…

    Arghghghghgh!

  23. Life During Wartime March 21, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    The story of BroochKing continues.

    SmileBox, their older shop, was supposed to be open until the 25th of March, but their items have disappeared….again! The shop is still there, though, so maybe they are busy removing the stuff about ‘buying the whole production of the factory’ of their handmade (ahem) jewelry.

    BroochKing now claims that their cheap (a few weeks ago, factory made for them in Asia, but who knows?) repro brooches were made over 20 years ago. (I am copying and pasting here before they change their shop policies page again):
    “HELLO EVERYONE
    MY WIFE & I IS A BROOCH FAN WE COLLECTING BROOCHES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FROM MORE THAN 25 YEARS OUR COLLECTION NOW IS OVER 50000 BROOCH SOME IS REPRODUCTION FROM MORE THAN 20 YEARS FROM ORIGINAL ONE AND MANY OF THEM IS VINTAGE MANY OLD AND MANY SIGNED OR MARKED
    OUR PRICES IS THE BEST WE HAVE BROOCHES STARTED FROM $3 AND UP
    NOW WE DECIDED TO SELL MOST OF OUR COLLECTION AND STARTED TO MAKE IT AS A BUSINESS AND HOBBY AS SAME TIME”

    And so now all their brooches are in the Vintage category.

    ??? WTF?

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